Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To fix in the mind; instill.
  • transitive verb Linguistics To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
  • noun An inflectional or derivational element appearing in the body of a word. For example, in Tagalog, the active verb sulat, “write,” can be converted to a passive, “written,” by inserting the infix –in–, yielding sinulat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Something infixed; in grammar, an element having the value of a suffix or a prefix, but inserted in the body of a word, as practised in some languages.
  • To fix or fasten in; insert forcibly; implant firmly: as. to infix a dart; to infix facts in the memory.
  • To insert additionally or accessorily. See infix, n.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Something infixed.
  • noun (Grammar) An element that is inserted into the body of an elemt which it threby modifies, as a letter within a word.
  • transitive verb To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in.
  • transitive verb To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To instill.
  • verb transitive, linguistics To insert a morpheme inside an existing word.
  • noun linguistics A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -i- and -o- in English. This adds additional meaning or alters the meaning of the morpheme it is inserted into.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an affix that is inserted inside the word
  • verb put or introduce into something
  • verb attach a morpheme into a stem word

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin īnfīxus, past participle of īnfīgere, to fasten in : in-, in; see in– + fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fasten in.

Examples

  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.

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  • It is one of the only, if not the only words, that can be used as an "infix" "Fanfuckingtastic".

    I couldn't be more proud.

  • An English teacher would tell you an 'infix' is a word more rarely an entire phrase inserted in the middle of another word to modify it.

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